Development of Low-Cost Single-State SQUID Array Amplifiers for High-Resolution Particle and X-Ray Detectors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Commerce
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 34514
Amount: $49,946.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1996
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Hypres, Inc.
175 Clearbrook Road, Elmsford, NY, 10523
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Masoud Radparvar
 Principal Investigator
 (914) 592-1190
Business Contact
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
HYPRES is developing a novel wide-bandwidth SQUID-based amplifier chip for cryogenic particle detectors. A novel approach for implementing a wide bandwidth and inexpensive SQUID readout scheme was recently proposed and demonstrated by Wilty and Martinis at NIST. The SQUID chip integrated in this system is based on a single analog SQUID coupled to an array of SQUIDs. HYPRES is presently producing and marketing this SQUID amplifier system with associated room temperature electronics, based on an amplifier chip fabricated at HYPRES. In Phase I, we will design, fabricate, and evaluate the SQUID amplifier chips. In Phase II, we procure the peripheral electronics and demonstrate a complete SQUID-based amplifier system. Also, HYPRES, throughout the entire program, will provide NIST with these single-stage SQUID array amplifier chips for evaluation and feedback.

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